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Hayle Harbour Authority Supports New Robotic Survey Techniques to Monitor Changes in the Port

Hayle Harbour Authority has partnered with Unmanned Survey Solutions (USS) to help with the development of robotic vessels in performing hydrographic surveys in Hayle Harbour.

Underwater Survey Robot Set For Inaugural Demonstration

A state-of-the-art underwater survey robot is set to be demonstrated for the first time in August.

Fugro awarded CrossWind site investigation contract for Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm

The CrossWind consortium, a joint venture between Shell in the Netherlands and Eneco, has awarded Fugro a contract to deliver comprehensive geotechnical site investigation solutions to support development of the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm. The site investigation solutions will comprise an unexploded ordnance (UXO) site clearance survey followed by a seabed cone penetration test (CPT) investigation.

Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority Invests in New Survey Technology

Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) has invested in state-of-the-art sonar technology for its survey works throughout its district.

Olav Hetland Appointed Director Offshore Wind Farms, Ocean Installer

Ocean Installer is proud to announce the establishment of a new business segment; developer of offshore wind, in synergy with offshore wind installation ambition.

SMD Secures New Contract to Supply ROV to Petrovietnam Subsidiary

Soil Machine Dynamics Limited (SMD) has won a multi-million-dollar contract to supply a Quasar II, medium-sized work class ROV to PTSC GEOS & SUBSEA SERVICES CO., LTD., (PTSC G&S), a subsidiary of Petrovietnam Technical Services Corporation (PTSC). The Quasar is the second of its kind to be ordered by PTSC G&S, nearly a decade after the first ROV was purchased.

Archer Knight Embraces Renewables with Expansion of its Software Platform

Aberdeen company includes global offshore wind projects in its new market intelligence platform to help businesses aiming to diversify.

Rovco Wins Floating Wind Survey Contract for Blue Gem Wind’s Celtic Sea Erebus Project

Blue Gem Wind, the joint venture between Total, one of the world’s largest energy companies, and Simply Blue Energy, a pioneering Celtic Sea blue economy project developer has awarded a million-pound contract to UK supplier, Rovco.

Fugro’s ROV Survey and Monitoring Services Help Install World’s Longest Subsea Interconnector

Fugro has completed a contract for Nexans to provide remotely operated vehicle (ROV) survey and monitoring support services to lay the North Sea Link cable through a mountain and along a lakebed in Norway.

TechnipFMC ROV Services has deployed two new Schilling Robotics Gemini™ ROV systems for Shell.

TechnipFMC ROV Services has deployed two new Schilling Robotics Gemini™ ROV systems for Shell Offshore Inc., operating on contracted deepwater rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.

US Tech Entrepreneur Tom Siebel to Give Keynote at ENGenious Online 2020

Tom Siebel, CEO of, Silicon Valley businessman, and author of Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction, is to give the keynote address at ENGenious Online (22 – 24 September 2020), the sister event to SPE Offshore Europe focused on the digital future of the energy industry.

Phoenix West Coast Program Manager Travis Niederhauser Receives General Dynamics Nassco "Mover and Shaker" Award

Phoenix International Holdings Inc. (Phoenix) is pleased to announce our West Coast Program Manager, Travis Niederhauser, has received the “Mover and Shaker” award from General Dynamics NASSCO for his involvement with the USNS Miguel Keith (ESB-5) temporary refloat and caisson salvage project.

Subsea Expo 2021 Confirmed for February 2021 as Call for Papers Opens

Europe’s largest underwater engineering event, Subsea Expo, is shaping up to what could be the sector’s first post-pandemic, large scale event where delegates will be able to meet and network in person.

Fugro cements uncrewed evolution strategy with order for two SEA-KIT USVs

Fugro has ordered two 12m SEA-KIT X class Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs); with one bound for their Asia-Pacific region and the other for North Sea operations.

THURN Group Orders SL40 Autonomous Survey Boat For Product Development

THURN Group (Norwich, UK) has purchased a new SL40 autonomous survey vessel from OceanAlpha (Hong Kong). The 32kg 1.6m vessel will be equipped with 40Ah of Lithium-Polymer batteries for up to 10 hour endurance at survey speeds, with waterjet propulsion, data and control telemetry, a video monitoring system, collision avoidance sensors, and USV mission planning software.

2G Robotics Announces CEO Leadership Transition

Jason Gillham, founding Chief Executive Officer of underwater laser scanner and imaging systems specialist, 2G Robotics, is stepping down from his role at the company this month (August 2020).

Fugro performs first fully remote platform inspection on UK continental shelf

Fugro has delivered the first fully remote inspection of an oil and gas platform in UK waters, 250 km east of Scotland, using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and Fugro’s state-of-the art remote operations centre (ROC) in Aberdeen. In a first for the UK sector, the platform’s entire jacket structure was inspected remotely, demonstrating Fugro’s proficiency in remote operations capabilities.

Commercialisation of Technology is Key to Growth of the Global Blue Economy

The UK has an unrivalled track record of technological innovation, but ideas frequently fail between invention and commercialisation. To help cross this chasm, the National Subsea Research Institute (NSRI) has developed a tool which provides a clear indication of the potential commercial viability of early stage technology in the subsea industry, supporting technology and innovation developers, funding organisations and investors.
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